Entrepix Medical has announced the launch of Planatome Technology. Planatome Technology applies a patented, nano-polishing process that eliminates the manufacturing defects found on all standard scalpels, resulting in a smooth surgical blade yielding dramatic improvements to post-operative outcomes: faster healing with less infections, increased wound strength with reduced scarring and less pain with reduced nerve damage.
Entrepix is a medical technology startup focused on applying advanced nano-polishing technology used in microchip manufacturing to surgical devices.
“Our atomically smooth surgical blades are unlike all other scalpels on the market, with inherent benefits to the patient that are innately intuitive and can be life-changing,” said Tim Tobin, CEO of Entrepix Medical. “By employing a proven technology from the semiconductor industry, then adapting and perfecting it for use on surgical instruments, we provide surgeons an extraordinary version of their current preferred devices, dramatically transforming healing expectations through next-level performance. Research shows significant benefits when using a Planatome blade compared to a standard scalpel.”
The surface of the Planatome blade reduces tissue trauma as compared to that from the jagged surface of a traditional scalpel. The result is less swelling and ultimately a reduction in scarring.
“Independent market research has shown that patients and surgeons alike are universally most concerned by the risks associated with post-operative complications,” noted Bill Fender, president and COO of Entrepix Medical. “A Planatome blade is the only surgical instrument of its kind that provides the atomic level precision and consistency required to minimize these potential complications. With three additional patents pending, the benefits of Planatome Technology will capture the scalpel and extend to a host of additional surgical instruments.”